Model or Temple Offering of a Foot
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The smooth surface at the top of this foot indicates that it is not a tragment from a sculpture but a complete, intact object, probably a temple offering (ex voto). Perhaps it represents an individual's request to a god for relief from an ailment. Contrary to popular belief, not all temple offerings were images of deities.
ca. 664-30 B.C.E.
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (10 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, reportedly from the studio of a sculptor at Kepto, near Sais, Egypt; by 1934, acquired by Khawam Brothers, Cairo, Egypt; 1934, purchased from Khawam Brothers by the Brooklyn Museum.
Model or Temple Offering of a Foot, ca. 664-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (10 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1001. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.1001_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.34.1001_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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